lmhosts - The Samba NetBIOS hosts file


   lmhosts is the samba(7) NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file.


   This file is part of the samba(7) suite.

   lmhosts is the Samba NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file. It is
   very similar to the /etc/hosts file format, except that the hostname
   component must correspond to the NetBIOS naming format.


   It is an ASCII file containing one line for NetBIOS name. The two
   fields on each line are separated from each other by white space. Any
   entry beginning with '#' is ignored. Each line in the lmhosts file
   contains the following information:

   *   IP Address - in dotted decimal format.

   *   NetBIOS Name - This name format is a maximum fifteen character host
       name, with an optional trailing '#' character followed by the
       NetBIOS name type as two hexadecimal digits.

       If the trailing '#' is omitted then the given IP address will be
       returned for all names that match the given name, whatever the
       NetBIOS name type in the lookup.

   An example follows:

       # Sample Samba lmhosts file.

   Contains three IP to NetBIOS name mappings. The first and third will be
   returned for any queries for the names "TESTPC" and "SAMBASERVER"
   respectively, whatever the type component of the NetBIOS name

   The second mapping will be returned only when the "0x20" name type for
   a name "NTSERVER" is queried. Any other name type will not be resolved.

   The default location of the lmhosts file is in the same directory as
   the smb.conf(5) file.


   lmhosts is loaded from the configuration directory. This is usually
   /etc/samba or /usr/local/samba/lib.


   This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.


   smbclient(1), smb.conf(5), and smbpasswd(8)


   The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
   Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
   Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

   The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer. The man page
   sources were converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open
   Source software, available at ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/) and
   updated for the Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to
   DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to
   DocBook XML 4.2 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.


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